A grant from All Points North Foundation will support training for teachers and career mentors in New York City, Massachusetts, California, Ohia, North Carolina, and Texas as Citizen Schools expands its footprint to bring authentic, project-based learning to science classrooms, both during and after the school day. Informed by a rigorous evaluation, the Catalyst model intentionally unites core programmatic elements to connect science teachers and career mentors in creating engaging, high-quality STEM learning experiences for students in underserved communities.
Through this program, teachers benefit from professional development including personalized coaching, and students benefit from assessments that help prioritize social emotional learning skills. Teachers and career mentors are matched through a database and support services to ensure a successful collaboration.
Teachers are optimistic that Catalyst can impact underserved students’ social emotional learning, collaborative problem solving and self-efficacy skills, while positioning them to thrive in the 21st century.
For more information: www.citizenschools.org